The Memoirs of the Honourable Sir John Reresby, Bart. and Last Governor of York: Containing Several Private and Remarkable Transactions, from the Restoration to the Revolution Inclusively

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S. Harding, 1734 - 349 páginas
 

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Página 318 - I, AB, do swear that I do from my heart abhor, detest, and abjure as impious and heretical, that damnable doctrine and position that princes excommunicated or deprived by the pope, or any authority of the see of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or any other whatsoever. And I do declare that no foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate hath, or ought to have, any jurisdiction, power, superiority, preeminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm...
Página 303 - ... that -king James II. having endeavoured to subvert the constitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between the king and the people ; and having...
Página 178 - The manner of the king's dividing his time at this place was thus : he walked in the morning till ten of the clock ; then he went to the cockpit till dinner-time ; about three he went to the horse-races ; at six he returned to the cockpit, for an hour only ; then he went to the play, though the actors were but of a terrible sort ; from thence to supper ; then to the Duchess of Portsmouth's till bedtime ; and so to his own apartment to take his rest.
Página 228 - ... during which he aped all the great lawyers of the age, in their tone of voice, and in their action and gesture of body, to the very great ridicule, not only of the lawyers, but of the law itself...
Página 245 - ... to go or come, to sleep or not. The dishes and bottles were all the time before them on the table ; and when it was morning, he would hunt or hawk, if the weather was fair ; if not, he would dance, go to bed at eleven, and repose himself till the evening. Notwithstanding this irregularity, he was a man of great sense, and though, as I just now said, some took him...
Página 129 - Halifax to ask his pardon for some things he had been reported to have said against his Lordship; in good policy we ought to suffer no man to be our enemy if we can possibly avoid it, but such was his Lordship's natural disposition, that in the whole course of my life, I never knew a man more ready at all times to forgive, and shall never forget his expression upon this occasion — " Sir, if you did not say the words, I am very glad of it; and even if you did, I am glad you find cause to be of another...
Página 19 - The prince was naturally averse to it, but being once entered, was more frolic and gay than the rest of the company ; and now the mind took him to break the windows of the chambers belonging to the maids of honour, and he had got into their apartments had they not been timely rescued. His mistress, I suppose, did not like him the worse for such a notable indication of his vigour.
Página 18 - One night, at a supper given by the Duke of Buckingham, the king made him drink very hard. The prince was naturally averse to it, but being once entered, was more frolic and...
Página 229 - ... they had stripped into their shirts; and that had not an accident prevented them, they had got up on a...
Página 283 - ... of the many grievances we laboured under, but by a free parliament ; that now was the only time to prefer a petition of the sort ; and that they could not imitate a better pattern than had been set before them by several lords spiritual and temporal.

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